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Gifts and Volunteers needed for Shop for Your Kids

Toys, Games, Puzzles and Volunteers for Shop For Your Kids Day

Image of candy canesImagine what the holidays would be like if your children didn’t have toys to open. Sadly, many local families find themselves struggling to pay their health insurance, rent, heat, food, and medical bills, with little or no money left over for holiday gifts. With your help, the holidays can still be a magical time for hundreds of local children.

Shop for Your Kids Day will be held on Thursday, December 14th at the Bob Eisengrein Community Center, 100 Sherman Avenue, Devens for registered Loaves & Fishes clients. Last year, 352 of our clients’ children received new toys, games, puzzles, books, jewelry and gift cards, all donated by generous residents and companies from nearby towns. Many of these children would not have received anything without this program. Thanks to the efforts of the more than 100 volunteers working to prepare and run the event, these children received gifts from their parents or guardians.

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They need your help

We reached our goal!

We are so thankful to the many donors that made special holiday meals possible for our neighbors in need this year!

Food insecurity, the lack of consistent access to nutritious food, is not just a two meal year issue for those in need. If you missed this chance to give, you can always visit our regular online donation page and support our ongoing efforts.

Photo of young son with dadLast year, this young boy and his father could not afford a Thanksgiving meal. Donate Now to make sure our neighbors can celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey and all of the fixings. Your donation will help families facing food insecurity – lack of access to a sufficient amount of nutritious food – during the holidays.

We need 400 turkeys and 175 hams this year and it is most helpful if you donate money we can use to buy the right mix of sizes, at the right time and at the best price.

We have limited capacity to accept your turkey donations. If you get an extra one from work or otherwise have more than you need, please contact the food coordinator to arrange to drop-off a turkey.